If your life was falling apart, would you think the world was telling you to take a hike—a 1,000-mile hike?
On Tuesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with author Cheryl Strayed about her journey trekking the trails from the Mojave Desert to Washington State as she tried to heal from the aftermath of her mother’s death and her own divorce.
HEAR MORE: Cheryl Strayed will speak Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. in Kansas City, Mo. For ticket information, click here.
Cheryl Strayed is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Wild, the advice essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things and the novel Torch. Wild was Oprah Winfrey's first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Strayed has written the "Dear Sugar" column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, Self, The Missouri Review, Brain, Child, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun and elsewhere. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. She's a founding member of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts, and serves on their board of directors. Raised in Minnesota, Strayed now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, and their two children.